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The Fiercely Opinionated Byron Thomas



Newly minted congressional intern Byron Thomas skyrocketed from no name to HOH Hall of Fame Wednesday, after his email plea seeking fellow patriots to say the “Pledge of Allegiance” with each morning went viral.

“We have American flags in front of every room, but I’ve never seen anyone take the time to proudly say the Pledge of Allegiance. Are we that busy that we can’t take a minute to show some pride and respect for our country?” the aide to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., chided staff on an internal message board.

It’s likely this whole pledge-shirking business has been gnawing away at him since at least late April.

That’s when the frequent CNN iReport contributor rolled up his sleeves (OK, just one of them) and spouted off on the secularism that’s slowly damning our country:

Based the burgeoning library of Thomas’ videos, the self-styled commentator never misses an opportunity to weigh in on the issues of the day, including:

The myriad challenges of a being a black Republican.

Plotting a way forward for conservatives in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision dismantling of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Praising then-GOP hopeful Mark Sanford’s plan to run for South Carolina’s 1st District — even though he clearly states on his page that at the time he was working for the John Kuhn campaign.

Providing such a detailed record of your daily musings might seem terribly self-indulgent to some, but Thomas evidently believes it is all part of the grand design for his life.

“I guess I’m just meant to be a future politician … hopefully that’s what god wants me to do,” he posits.

God and us gossip columnists, man.

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